Dr. Barry Guitar
Professor Department of Communication Sciences University of Vermont
Barry Guitar, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Vermont and recognized worldwide for his contribution to the field of fluency disorders. He is the author of the popular textbook "Stuttering: An Integrated Approach to Its Nature and Treatment", as well as many articles, and video tapes about stuttering. He has worked in school and clinical settings with children who stutter. Barry Guitar is recognized for his unique ability to teach. For his dedication to his work he has received many honors including the honors of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Malcolm Fraser Award for Excellence in the field of Stuttering.
Dr. Gonçalo Leal
Clinal Coordinator of The Stuttering Treatment Center
Gonçalo Leal is a Speech Therapist and the director of the Stuttering Treatment Center – CTG (Portugal). Gonçalo Leal works exclusively on fluency disorders and has a vast teaching experience with workshops and courses in European and Latin American countries. He is a mentor and international coordinator of specialization in fluency disorders at the Faculty of Medicine of Conception University (Chile). Gonçalo is a PhD candidate at the UCP and holds a scholarship voluntary appointment with Riverside Med School in California. He has chapters published in the fluency disorders field, and his research area is related to improve the outcome in therapeutic intervention and the use of technology in the Stuttering evaluation and treatment (collaborates with several international groups). Gonçalo is passionate about sharing knowledge about stuttering and developing clinical thinking among students. Member of the executive board of the Portuguese Society of Speech Therapy and coordinator of the Ethics Committee of the Portuguese Association of Speech Therapists.